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The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce is sending prayers to all those that may be in the path of
Hurricane Florence.

Communication will be updated as necessary by the Ben Hill Co Office of Emergency Management in
Fitzgerald - Ben Hill County.

High impacts from #Florence likely to stay out of our forecast area, but low chances for tropical storm winds are possible east of I-75 late Saturday into Sunday. High uncertainty.

Have friends or family in parts of Georgia and N./S. Carolina that could be impacted by #HurricaneFlorence? Help them find their local U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) office by urging them to visit http://weather.gov/socialmedia . Each office will provide a local interpretation of the National Hurricane Center forecasts!

Updated information will be on the Ben Hill Co. Office of Emergency Management FACEBOOK page.

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September Business of the Month
Badcock Home Furniture & More 

404 S. Sherman Street
Fitzgerald, GA  31750

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I was so glad I got to see Robert Fuller today! With my schedule I don't get to visit with him as much as I would like to! Robert & Timothy do a GREAT job on our windows here at the Chamber!

We are blessed to have them as part of the Chamber family!

Welcome our NEWEST team member of the Chamber!
Ms. Cecilla Crumedy
Ms. Cecilla will be keeping our office clean!
The Chamber looks forward to working with her and we  
are proud to have her as part of our team!
A glimpse at what is coming in next week's Fitzgerald Herald Leader.... New construction, new companies, repurposing under utilized buildings, and creating value where others don't see it. Delivering more than we can promise.

Eyesight Associates
David McLeod
216 Corder RD.
Warner Robins, GA  31088

Look for more information in the next few weeks along  
with the instructions on how to play!

Join Sears Hometown Store in Fitzgerald for  
their Celebration event.  
Sale, Sale, Sale!
215 South Grant Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
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I just paid our membership dues using the "Pay Now" feature. I will definitely be doing it that way in the future. It only took a few seconds from start to finish.
Julie Collins
Walker Printing Company, LLC
203 E. Pine Street | P.O. Box 720
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Ph 229-423-4327 | 800-423-0003
Fx 229-423-1200
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Join us at the Carnegie park to listen to local talent Anna Beth Gay and Nate Walker. Bring an instrument and sign up to play at our first open mic night of the season!   
120 S. Lee Street 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6-9 p.m. 
The Junior Board of Directors will be  
selling snacks and beverages.

Available at King Tut's Jewelry & Gifts!
What woman does not like a bracelet?
Tell Becky and her staff the Chamber sent you!
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507 S Grant ST.
The Council of State Chambers has named the Georgia Chamber the 2018 State Chamber of the Year!
"I am proud to say for two years in-a-row, the Georgia Chamber has been named Chamber of the Year by two organizations," said Georgia Chamber President & CEO, Chris Clark. "We are incredibly honored to receive this award and join a list of past recipients who have worked diligently to improve the quality of life and business climate statewide. Our success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Board Members, executive leadership, partners, committees, and staff who have been instrumental in our efforts to strengthen our organization and represent the state of Georgia as its longest-serving business advocate." 
The purpose of the annual State Chamber of the Year award is to bring attention to innovative initiatives and best practices that advance a state chamber's mission and work and to provide deserved recognition to state chambers and their leaders who have distinguished themselves by providing exceptional services and results for their members. 

Our local Wal-Mart is raising funds for Children's Miracle Network. Our community is serviced through Phoebe Putney in Albany, GA.

Did you know:
62 children enter CMN Hospital every minute
1 in 10 children in North America are treated by CMN Hospital each year
32 million patients visits are provided for 10 million kids every year by CMN Hospitals

CMN Hospitals treats everyday
16,200 kids with trauma
935 kids with diabetes
2,128 kids with cancer
2,329 kids for surgeries
925 babies in the NICU

Wal-Mart is asking for your help. The goal for the Fitzgerald Wal-Mart is $10,000. Please help them by coming together as a community and showing what Fitzgerald can do. They are not asking for donations only in the monetary form. The donations can come as monetary, baked goods, booths or games for their upcoming carnival. September 22, 2018 - Blue and Gray park. If you have any questions you may contact Vanita Smith (229-423-4353), Dawn Moore (229-457-6680), Brittany Stanford (229-345-0617)

TRMC Foundation donates $20,000 to substance abuse recovery center
(Sept. 13, 2018, Tifton, Ga.) - The Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) Foundation donated $20,000 to the State Court of Tift County on Sept. 11 to support a new substance abuse community resource center under development in Tifton.  Funds will help purchase venue furniture, office equipment, computers, audio-visual equipment and other needs within the center. 
Pictured from left to right:  Tift County DUI-Drug Court Coordinator Michelle Calhoun,  Tift Regional Health System President/CEO and TRMC Foundation Board Member Chris Dorman, State Court of Tift County Judge Herbert Benson, TRMC Foundation Executive Director Mandy Brooks and TRMC Foundation Board Member Joe Manning. 
"This new community partner will provide a program that supports Tift Regional's mission to enhance the health and wellness of our population," said Brooks.  "This service can significantly help in reducing emergency room utilization and hospital readmissions.  We commend Judge Benson and the state court for developing this innovative program that integrates recovery services with justice system case processing."

Let The Central Market help make your home beautiful!

105 E. Central Ave.
Fitzgerald, GA  31750

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The annual FHS Homecoming Parade is right around the corner. The parade will be Thursday September 27th at 6:30. The theme this year is "Glitter and Gold". We would love to have you or your business, civic group, church group, etc come participate in the parade.
There is no cost to participate. You may pick up and return entry forms to either the Chamber of Commerce or Fitzgerald High School.  
You may email me at abby.holt@benhillschools.org Entry forms are due by Monday September 24th. If you cannot be a participant in the parade, I encourage you to please come watch the parade and have lots of fun as we cheer on our Purple Hurricanes and our community!! Go Canes!!

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